Note: The audio quality is only poor for the first minute or so. Immediately after the brief introduction the audio quality picks up to a good quality which lasts the entire interview.
Joining me in this interview, by phone from Toronto Ontario, is well-known freelance illustrator Sami Suomalainen. From a young age Sami was recognized for his incredible talent for illustration and having worked as a freelance illustrator full-time for over 30 years he continues to create fantastic work in the form of editorial cartoons, illustrations for children's books, and commissions for portraits and landscapes. Using his commercial art as means of supporting his fine art, Sami's work has been shown in exhibitions in Canada, Finland, and the United States. You can find out more about Sami and his extremely expressive and vibrant work by visiting his website at www.pathcom.com/~samiarto/